HYBRYDS is a Belgian ritual-esoteric project, which in the early 90-s released it's most significant album "Music for Rituals" on the cult label Artware run by Donna Klemm (R.I.P.). They have reached the peak of creativity in 90-s with their classical discs "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive" parts 1 & 2, "Soundtrack For The Aquarium", recorded for the Antwerp water park, "Dreamscapes From A Dark Side", "Tectonic Overload". In 2000 the female member of HYBRYDS, Yasnaia, leaves the band, and Magthea is busy with his project NA-DHA for some time.
The new album of HYBRYDS, "Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... The music of the project has become more accessible for uninitiated listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basis is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts. Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder.
Audio-CD is supplemented by a DVD containing a visualization of the subconscious flow of religious and erotic archetypes. The release is packed in a double-digipak with a booklet.
CD/DVD, limited edition 1000 copies in 6-panel digipak with booklet
3.White snow, Red snow.
7.Yuki no fura machio.
Music : Magthea, Sven Germeroth, Darin Kalinsky, Mik Schuppin.
Vocals : Madeline Arndt.
Additional vocals on Yuki: Katharina.
Text : 3, 6 by Che Gozin;
1b, 4, 8 by Madeline Arndt.
Yuki: traditional Japanese songtext, other words by shy contributor.
Models : Maide, Kristine, Sandra, Oksana and Inge.
Ophelia underwaterscene shot by Sven Germeroth.
All other video shot with a Sony Handycam.
Edits in Final Cut Pro and Photoshop by Sandy Viktor Nys